Post Position Draw Quotes for the US$10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates 2000m (dirt)

Post Position Draw Quotes for the US$10m Dubai World Cup sponsored by Emirates 2000m (dirt)

Saeed bin Suroor (trainer, Prince Bishop (IRE), post 1 and African Story (GB), post 3) Regarding Prince Bishop: I just hope he jumps well. Hes been working well and this is his race.

Regarding African Story: He won this race last year. Im happy with stall three. He won the Al Maktoum Challenge Round 3. He won this race last year. Good horses go on any surface and this is a very good horse.

Michiaki Yabbe (owner, Hokko Tarumae (JPN), post 2) Going back to dirt is a big advantage and were really happy. This is an ideal draw.

Anna Lisa Balding (wife of trainer Andrew, Side Glance (GB), post 4) Hes a mature racehorse. Hes in great form. If he could be (at least) fourth again, that would be brilliant.

Hes going to be fine coming from stall 4. Its better than 1 or 8 and there should be plenty of pace on which should suit him.

Hell wear head gear in the race and that will help him face the kickback.

Bill Mott (trainer, Lea (USA), post 5) Were glad to be here. Proud to have been associated with Cigar who won the first Dubai World Cup and were excited to be back with Lea.

Ive heard that speed is a big asset here and he has tactical speed. Well let him place himself and see what happens.

I think we got lucky. Wed have been happy with anything from the middle to outside draw. In a perfect world, wed have liked to have been outside California Chrome, but we are still in a good spot.

Doug Watson (trainer, Candy Boy (USA), post 6): We had no choice coming last (selected) in the draw, but if we had a choice, we would have wanted them in the order 5, 4 or 6.
We got 6 so thats fine. Hell be able to see what everybody does from the start.

Salem bin Ghadayer (trainer, Long River, post 7) Im very happy with the draw. If youd have asked me beforehand I would have asked for 5, 6 or 7 and we got 7. I think its an open race. His preparation has been very good and he will run well.

Katsuhiko Sumi (trainer, Epiphaneia (JPN), post 8) He jumps out of the gates really well. This is a good draw to be able to see the inside horses.

Steve Coburn (owner California Chrome (USA), post 9) - Were really happy with (the draw). This has been an amazing journey. You know that building, the worlds tallest (Burj Khalifa) building well take that building times 10 and thats the hospitality weve experienced over here.

Art Sherman, trainer: I love it (post 9). Nine is a perfect position for our horse. Ive got all the speed horses to the inside of me and he loves to run from the outside.

The surface is not a concern good horses can run on anything even tarmac. Victor (jockey Espinoza) knows him really well. Im just really glad to be here. Weve gotten a lot of texts. Hes a rock star all around the world.